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President John Adams

John Adams, a remarkable political philosopher, served as the second President of the United States (1797-1801), after serving as the first Vice President under President George Washington.
"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
John Adams, L.L.D. Vice President of the United States of America.
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His excy. John Adams, esq. / J. Norman sc.

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right; in medallion.

John Adams, second president of the United States of America

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right.

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of President John Q. Adams

Photograph showing Mrs. John Quincy Adams, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing right.

Funeral thoughts, excited by the death of John Adams and Thos. Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826, the jubilee of independence

Broadside publ. in Boston following the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1826.

John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States / G. Stuart, pinxt. ; on stone by W. Ball.

John Adams, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, holding small book.

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States / on stone by A. Newsam ; P.S. Duval Lith., Philad'a.

Print showing John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, in ornately framed oval.

John Adams, Pres. U.S.

Head and shoulders, facing left; in oval.

John Adams / SW.

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left.

"Don't sign that declaration, gentlemen! You'll hurt business!" / Ehrhart with acknowledgements.

Illustration shows a sketch after Trumbull's painting "The Declaration of Independence" with John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert R. Livingston, Thomas Jefferson, and Charles Thomson, standing around a table where... more

Writing the Declaration of Independence, 1776 / J.L.G. Ferris.

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams meet at Jefferson's lodgings, on the corner of Seventh and High (Market) streets in Philadelphia, to review a draft of the Declaration of Independence.